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anyone. >> bill: well said but it's also professional football. >> kansas city also booed robinson cano the whole time burring the home run derby. >> bill: really? >> sally field was awarded a presentation last night here in washington, d.c. and in that speech she came out that her son was game. and he presented her with the award. >> bill: dan, thank you. foreign policy and national security is center stage this morning. this is where i thought we would start our discussion this morning. it is not the centralish glue this presidential election. we know that. jobs and the economy is still going to be the deciding issue. it is what impacts most people in this country. it's what most people are concerned about. holding on to their job and house, making it through this sluggish economy as the economy does of course continue to improve under president obama's economic plan but yesterday mitt romney gave a foreign policy speech. that's what most of the news is about this morning. he gave the speech at the virginia military institute. i always get a chuckle over the fact
it's a group that is very concerned about what is happening in our cities, and what is happening on the streets to american's youth. they're very concerned. >> eliot: it struck me when i was in government, when i would speak to people that the issue of gun violence and gun control broke down not so much along partisan d republican and democrat lines but urban roles where there is a pro live ration of guns where those in rural areas don't quite get it. >> i agree with that. when you look at polling with specific policies, having a background check. 87% of non-n ra members support that. in all areas of gun control support those measures. >> eliot: you have experienced this in a way that hopefully very few other people have or will. you went through horrifying incident. how quickly did you realize you wanted to spend the next year on this issue. >> it took me awhile to get involved, and come to mayors against illegal guns. i eventually realized if i didn't get involved personally, i couldn't get mad at the lack of discourse. i just had to actually be involved and try to effect chang
. >> former city councilman turned civil rights activist is a felon of tax evasion and he makes no bones about it. >> i have been strip offed my right to vote and hold public office. now he's fighting to getel felonsget felonsand convicted felons in the lawsuit. he's asking the judge to rule on his argument that the felon disenfranchisement is unconstitutional in virginia. >> so what that means is that every person, even in prison will have their rights restored. >> cenk: so it's an interesting point. finally on the issue of civil rights here. a lot of people argue that our incarceration of african-americans is a new form of jim crow. is this a way of disenfranchising by another name. >> there is no question. i've written a book on this in some length. there is no question. even though african-americans and whites have about the same level of drug use and drug selling overwhelmingly it's african-americans who are prosecutorprosecutorred, who get these long sentences and then when they come out, there is a connection between civil rights and felony disenfranchisement. how can we allow to get ri
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